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AVP, Procurement (New Product Management)

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46250

Oct 15, 2021


dormakaba is seeking an AVP, Procurement (New Product Management) to join our Procurement department in Indianapolis, IN. This role will be responsible for leading and managing the new product introduction buyers to achieve project timelines and cost saving initiatives to help drive the company’s growth initiatives.



  • Leads and manages a team of new product introduction buyers
  • Achieves project timelines and cost savings initiatives
  • Reduces product cost and time-to-market during new product development
    • Actively involved in product development process with R&D
    • Facilitate design-to-cost discussions
    • Recommends alternative/ already existing parts
  • Manages sourcing for new product development
    • Aligns with respective category strategy/ manager before sourcing of specified parts
    • Decides on supplier for specified parts during new product development according to respective category strategy
  • Supports and executes procurement-related tasks during engineering change projects
  • Interfaces: Close collaboration with R&D and alignment with respective category leaders/managers
  • Searches for vendors providing new technologies (in alignment with the Category Leader/Manager)
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Manager in support of departmental goals



  • Bachelors’ Degree in Business or Supply Management preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in procurement / supply chain management with NPI background
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified in Production and Inventory Control (CPIM) preferred
  • Project Management experience
  • Strong leadership and team member management skills
  • Strong understanding of development tollgate processes as part of NPI
  • Supplier relationship management skillset
  • Able to create process steps in the supply chain and meet critical product timelines
  • Able to implement lean supply chains and optimize total cost of ownership
  • Able to prioritize implement initiatives in a matrix organization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willing to travel 10-15% of the time as needed



  • Candidates who embrace dormakaba’s core values will be most successful in our organization: Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance
  • Team player and strong collaborator
  • Problem solver (always brings solutions, enjoys challenges)
  • Dependable (reliable and follows through on commitments)



  • An opportunity to work in global company with a family culture and strong core values (Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance)
  • Competitive pay with great benefits options (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance, 401(k), Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay
  • Career fulfillment with growth and development opportunities 
  • Employee discounts (online discounts for shopping, travel, insurance etc.) and much more!


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